File Download Accelerator written in pure python

pip install file-dl==



Popcorn Time was/is a really cool solution to play torrents directly while its being downloaded in the background, if you can get one of the installers to work. I really love Peerflix, it just works.

This is a port of my beloved peerflix to python. I really need to get it to packaging it, so that I can just apt-get it :)

You can simultaneously watch and download a torrent at the same time. It also supports random and incremental seek functionality of the media player.

All you have to do is torrent-dl [magnet link]

It will automatically start playing once it has downloaded a certain portion of the file depending on your internet speed.

Built on pyflix. Contains both the torrent library and the media streamer. Feel free to build awesome stuff on top of it.

Installation on Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install libtorrent-rasterbar8 python-libtorrent

pip install -r requirements.txt

Installation on Mac OS

brew update

brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask

brew install boost --build-from-source --with-python --universal

brew install libtorrent-rasterbar --enable-python-binding --with-python --with-boost-python=mt

sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/.

sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/python_libtorrent-1.0.3-py2.7.egg-info /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/.

pip install -r requirements.txt


pyflix [-h] [--serve] [--port PORT] [--download DOWNLOAD] [--verbose] [--player PLAYER] magnet

positional arguments:

magnet The magnet link to download

optional arguments:

-h, --help show this help message and exit

--serve Do not run VLC

--port PORT, -p PORT The port where the stream will be served

--download DOWNLOAD, -d DOWNLOAD The path where the torrent will be downloaded

--verbose Show all the logs

--player PLAYER Only vlc for now